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in the national debate about healthcare. the debut of dock meantly called the waiting room. janet live in oakland to explain how high land hospital plays the starring role. >> that's right, gasia. the debut is tonight in new york city. i talked with in the bay area about his film. he says that he spent months gathering hundreds of hoursf interviews with patients and staff cynthia johnson or c. j. is one of 70 thousand who works in high land hospital's emergency department. a non-stop high pressure job serving the 250 to 300 patients who come in every day often because they don't have insurance or primary care doctor. c. j. is also one of the people featured in a new dock meantly called the waiting room. the film shows the healthcare system through the eyes of patients and hospital staff. tonight the film has its premier in new york city with film maker high land ceo. nick spoke with us by phone. >> what we wanted to show with the film is what the reality and the struggle that both patients and institutions are going through, to be able to, you know, serve our national conversation is the privileg
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. this is from a week ago. host: that's from the breitbart website. this is from "the hill" newspaper, healthcare and obama making gains. president obama maintains a 20-point advantage over mitt romney on medicare and his signature healthcare law is more popular than it has been in years, according to a new survey. september's kaiser health tracking poll had mostly good news for obama, but this was tempered by one finding, that two in three seniors believe the healthcare law directly cuts medicare benefits. a frequent attack line from romney, the cuts claim points to the law's $716 billion in reductions to medicare provider payments. overall, the poll found that 45% of u.s. adults have a favorable view of the healthcare law, while 40% have an unfavorable view. and here's the front page of the "boston globe" this morning, this owe lit wary is in a lot of papers, but john silver, boston university leader, dies. his temp he is oust quarter century as president of boston university brought the school to new levels of academic excellence and financial stability while creating an atmosphere of conflict
to fund health-care costs for future retirees. the postal service has been seekiig legislation to end saturdaaymmil delivery and reduue spending for future rettree obllgations. hhwever, congress has left town untii aftee the novembee yeeterday was aabad day for a supporter of mitt romney ggorgia admits he was parkedd illegaaly......buttits what he heard the enforcement officer sayy.....that has him upset. iq: i heard her say..oq: aasslutelyy.. i was shocked shockedthe driver says he'll ay the ticket... ...butt wants an apology its also a bad day for apple... apple...apple ceo tim cook issued a rare public apology. pook says apple strives to "fell shhot on this peplace google maps with its own map application. buu customers have complained about landmarks eing misplaced, given he wrong name or not shhwing up at all. appll hassasked for customers' pptience while they sort out the app. ook even gave a purprising alternative -- reccmmendee using otherrapps including ggogle. these are áárratá days or orrolls are on theeverge of post eeson play for the first time in 15 years
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. and finally champion small business. have tax policies, regulations, and healthcare policies that help small business. we put those in place; we'll add twelve million new jobs in four years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> you know what a nuisance is to get through security. >> it will let you leave your shoes and belts on when you pass through checkpoints. >> this is the airport security we of all come to know, and not love. that is not what he had to do. he breezed through this new checkpoint in under two minutes. >> this is game changing amazing. >> airport security, it is called tsa pre-check. it allows a frequent fliers to be prescreened. dulles is the first airport to build a prescreening area. >> so far it is only the high level frequent-flier us who are invited to opt in. active-duty military. only a select airports and only for domestic travel. >> if you travel any more than twice a month, it is fantastic. >> i kept my shoes on like an adult. >> airlines like united are just as excited about the program. >> we are in a customer service business. the scre
small business. have tax policies, regulations, and healthcare policies that help small business. we put those in place; we'll add twelve million new jobs in four years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> there were some terrifying moments onside the airliner. safely.d there are calling it a miracle. during the flight, the gear somehow became twisted sideways. they had to get ready for an emergency landing. were 50 feet from touching down, the landing gear suddenly down. was able to land without anyone getting hurt. -- i thought it time i wouldlast or see anybody. was like the hand of god turned the wheel. and according to the national retail federation, seven in 10 americans expected to spend big month for halloween. americans are expected to spend n costumes and candy this year, driving pauline sales to $8 billion. this morning. officials say and gennady these are getting a hands on personal information -- officials say identity thieves are getting our on personal information. scam comes just as the government prepares to switch to direct deposit out paper mailing checks. a
who've chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. go long. insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. number of students that wea lot of problehave.th the... resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children. >> pelley: two american airlines 757s had to make emergency landings for an unusual reason: some of the seats came loose. it happened saturday on a flight from boston to miami when a row of seats separated from the floor. this is the sound of the pilot talking to a dispatcher. >> got an unusual one for you. during climbout rows of passenger seats, row 12 d, e and, if came out of the floo
plan and your doctor. >> if you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your healthcare flan plan. >> you can keep your plan, period. neil: no you can't, period, there will be a push that comes to shove it will not be feasible, right. >> right. tell that to the approximately 20 million people, estimated who will lose not only their health care plan but there are employer as well when the -- their doctor as well when the employer is set to find the insurance. neil: that is true, i talked with a lot of businesses, who said, insurance is getting more expensive, i might drop, payless, and who cares, maybe this has been factored in to 6 million americans now calculated to have to pay penalty, rather than 4 million, estimated more than a couple weeks ago. i am sure that number is going up, maybe this was part of a grand plan, to get the government as the single entity in this and push all of these other guys out, if that is true, i think it is then what does that mean for doctors like you? >> well, first of all we were not in the behind closed-door planning session. >> why sho
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last year. >>> oakland is playing a new role in the national debate about healthcare. the documentary film by highland hospital premiering in new york tonight. >> tracking warmer weather, when temperatures will reach the 90s, in the complete bay area forecast. >>> it is a real life drama that plays out every day. now a new film about the nation's healthcare system is getting oscar buzz. the documentary was filmed in the emergency room of oakland's highland hospital. >> one of the 75 staff that work in the emergency department. >> you just wait here and the doctor is going to come in and see you. >> they come in every day, often because they don't have insurance or a primary doctor. also featured in a new documentary called the waiting room. it shows the healthcare system through the eyes of patient and hospital staff. tonight, the film has its premiere in new york city. >> we wanted to be able to insert our film into the national conversation is a privilege, and something that we're really graham for. >> the -- grateful for. >> the film has no narrator. >> when i saw it, oh, my god, i
is prefund their pensions and healthcare for 75 years. no one in the private sector is required to prefund their pensions and healthcare for 75 years. no one in the governmental sector except the post office is required to do that. it's got them into a cash flow problem. we have to uncuff them and allow them to be entrepreneurial when it comes to the growth area postal service. i will tell you, mr. miller, you know this and many in this audience know this, a rural post office is more than bricks and mortar. i group in houston and lived in missouri, i still remember where the post offices where in those communities. it's a place the community came together and felt united. six day delivery is important. rural missouri for senior that's need their medicine. the bill is bipartisan. it saved money. it is in the senate. congressman akin is part of the gridlock that won't ss it. i would ask you congressman akin go back to washington, stop campaigning and help us pass the postal bill. >> congressman akin would you like rebuttal time? >> first of all, i heard what the answer was. well, if you ca
coverage. the second part, which is happening now in massachusetts, is to lower health-care costs. what romneycare did was to say we have all these people who are getting hurt or are ill and not treating their illness because they don't have health insurance. hospitals are required to care for them. . ultimately, we as taxpayers pay back money. romneycare upended the process and said we will take steps so that everyone elsdid tell the insurance. people may be a diabetic with complications from diabetes and they can routinely go and see a primary care position instead of waiting until there's a massive flareup and going to the emergency room and then the hospital bill is out of sight. the other thing is, in massachusetts and most other states, let's say you have a roofer who works for himself and does not have felt insurance. he falls off a house and breaks his back. he will wind up in a hospital and the hospital cannot say we will not take care of you. they will treat him. one thing could happen is he essentially goes bankrupt trying to pay his medical bills. or the hospital end up abso
to tackle. but tonight could the healthcare law be back on the agenda? plus the u.s. military suffered its 2,000th death in afghanistan. three more american troops are dead in a bomb attack tonight, what the latest could mean for the america's war. >> and does anybody remember where we parked the car? but first from fox this monday night. the race for the white house both president obama and the republic presidential nominee mitt romney are out west right now getting ready for their first debate this wednesday. there are a total of three presidential debates scheduled. the first one at the university of denver set to focus on domestic issues. it comes as the new national poll from "the washington post and abc news finds president obama leading 499% to 47% nationally. that's well within the margin of error. but national polls don't actually tell it the whole story because this election will be decided by a handful of swing states. both are spending a lot of time and a lot of money president obama is opening up some sleedz. this first debate could give the president more momentum or help gover
-presidential running mate paul ryan. a legal challenge to the president's health-care law. >> thank you for being with us. >> good morning. >> let me show our viewers the headline. oklahoma challenges the health law in a new suit, the supreme court had ruled on president obama's health-care law. you have filed a new suit, what is it? >> we filed in january of 20 11 and within two weeks, we filed a separate action from the proceedings and florida. there was a total of 28 states. the focus of our original lawsuit was about the constitutionality of the law in its totality as a related to the commerce clause and the individual mandate. we began that litigation and motions were filed by the government and then the case was taken to the supreme court. after the decision, i filed a motion to lift the stay in oklahoma asking the judge to consider an amendment to our complaint. as you know, the original challenge about the constitutionality of the law, this is about implementation. this addresses the concerns about the irs ruled that was adopted on may 18 and the affordable care act's implementation of th
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. healthcare and biotech funds are up a strong 22% this year. but a money manager tell us the opportunity to get in those stocks may not be over. "well, i think glaxosmithkline is the pick of the litter in the large-cap pharmaceutical sector. as you know, there's been a flight to quality and safety in yield. glaxosmithkline, which is based in the uk, pays a dividend yield every quarter. kellison belives the stock may be 10 to 15 dollars undervalued. he adds that while lilly is trading near its highs, merck could still offer a bit of rally action for investors. honda is expanding a recall. the company is recalling 600,000 accords with v-6 engines made between '03 to '07 due to power steering hose problems. honda claims the hoses can crack and lead to fuel leaks. one fire has been reported due to the faulty part. in may, honda recalled around 50,000 acuras due to a similar problem. meanwhile, at gm, 41,000 cars are being recalled for fuel pump issues. the models include the g-5, cobalt, and 2007 ions, equinox and torrent suvs. amazon's new kindle is already becoming popular. pre-orders for
the government to take for other people to provide the american people with health care. healthcare is a privilege. >> but this obama supporters sees a different america. he says the government is not giving people the help they need. >> health care is not a privilege. health-care is right. playing golf is a privilege. you don't have to play golf. >> he can afford to buy private insurance for themselves and his family, but as a presbyterian minister, he often crop -- often comes across people his lights have been turned upside down by the economic crisis. that's why a lot with most of the members of this parish council, he was to see president obama reelected. he wants to see more opportunities for those who are less well-off, especially when it comes to education. many students are left with crippling debt after graduating from college. he's a big supporting -- supporter of low-interest student loans. >> i like the fact that with two children in college, that college loans will not have interest rates that go through the roof. that helps my two kids. >> like most americans, they ar
, health-care worries me. what will that do for my kids and grandkids? >> what barack obama and mitt romney have to address is a kind of middle-class malaise, a perception that while the rich will take care of themselves, and the poor will be taken care of by the state, people in the beenle have somehow b forgotten. this is what the middle class dream was supposed to look like. >> 1950's middletown. >> folbaumike, well, i think he did a decent job but i don't like his health-care plan. -- obama, well, i think he did a different job. mitt romney is a decent job. him being as rich as he is, i don't think that he would understand a middle class person's problems. >> as a halloween decorations go up, the next generation is thinking as if trickle treat. >> clearly, the economic pain is still being felt here four years after the financial crisis. there are new moves to punish those responsible for the meltdown. the new york attorney general has launched a lawsuit against jpmorgan chase over accusations that the defrauded mortgage investor to the run-up to the global financial crisis. for more on
to the park? yeah! yeah! minuteclinic, the medical clinic in cvs/pharmacy. accepts united healthcare benefit plans. find a clininic near you at minuteclinic.com. [ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care foemthem, who believe that they aree entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what.. and so my job is not to rry about those people. i'll never convince them they suld take personal responsibility and care for their lives. drilling is under way outside detroit house as police search for the body of jimmy hoffa. a man said that he saw someone something in a black bag years ago. busiest freeway angeles, a 10 mile the 405 is closing for the weekend. they are putting in a new bridge, a ramp, and a carpool lane. there will be no orange line e between vienna and east falls church on metro. no green line service between avenue and branch from 10
champion small business. have tax policies, , regulations, and healthcare policies that help small business. we put those in place; we'll add twelve million new jobs in four years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this abc 7 "news at noon," on your side. >> good afternoon, i am brad bell. there is a mystery surrounding the deaths of four in herndon. police found the family and dead inside their home yesterday morning. john gonzales is live at the scene. >> a family of four inside their home was found dead. the investigation continues this afternoon. at the high school of one of the children students are mourning. that story is coming up. >> we can together no matter what. >> @ westfield high, there was a gathering among students. hundreds of students most wearing black held hands as their classmates was remembered. >> he had a lot of friends. >> the sophomore was found dead in his herndon home along with the bodies of his eight great brother and their parents. police searched the
us healthcare dollars because what happens is when we are paying out of pocket $20,000 for an ivf transfer and you take greater risk. you take two, three embryos and it is a high rate of twins. twins have higher complication rates longer hospitalization for the babies and the mothers higher risk to the mothers and it's costing us more in the long run than insurance companies covering it. >> experimental as this process is and it's not proven as something that i want to do i believe i should be responsible for that. but dealing with invitro if it is a higher risk of having twins yes, maybe we should. >> well, for example plastic surgery which is generally not covered unless it is for breast removal or breast rebuilding that sort of thing from cancer, but or eyelids or older people but generally speaking most is private. if womb swapping becomes big business should it be covered? >> it's not kidney transplant is very different. having a baby is important and you know if you have the you can adopt there are other options. so i see a future in which insurance will pay for this. >> and
, healthcare shares are getting a boost after the company announced a series of new financial initiatives. it approves plans for 500 million dollars stock repurchase and 1 for 4 reverse stock split. it also issued 800 million dollars worth of new debt. also expects to put 400 million dollars toward new acquisitions. and honda's expanding its north america recalls include more than 600,000 accord mid size sedans. the recall aims to address potential power steering fluid leaks can cause fire under the hood. affects 03 to 07 model years. that's the latest on fox business give you the power to prosper. copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keeping my airways open for 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, glaucoma, trouble urinating, or an enlarged prostate. these may worsen with spiriva. discuss al
drama that plays out every day. now a new film about the nation's healthcare system is getting oscar buzz. the documentary was filmed in the emergency room of oakland's highland hospital. >> one of the 75 staff that work in the emergency department. >> you just wait here and the doctor is going to come in and see you. >> they come in every day, often because they don't have insurance or a primary doctor. also featured in a new documentary called the waiting room. it shows the healthcare system through the eyes of patient and hospital staff. tonight, the film has its premiere in new york city. >> we wanted to be able to insert our film into the national conversation is a privilege, and something that we're really graham for. >> the -- grateful for. >> the film has no narrator. >> when i saw it, oh, my god, it was just awesome. i was just moved by it. i cried through the whole first showing. >> reporter: many people in oakland hope the national attention will spark dialogue about healthcare problems in the u.s. >> i was just impressed by the number of dimensions that he got in to film,
passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. and always have. so does aarp, an organization serving the needs of americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help cover some of the expenses medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to find out more, request your free decision guide. call or go online today. after all, when you're going the distance, it's nice to have the experience and commitment to go along with you. keep dreaming. keep doing. go long. >> i believe the world looks at america differently. if i am reaching out to the muslim world they understand i have lived in a muslim country and i may be a christian, but i also understand their point of view. so i am intimately concerned with what happens in these countries and the cultures and the perspectives these folks have. those are powerful too
consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and you'll never need a referral to see a specialist. join the millions who have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp... and provided by unitedhealthcare insurance company, which has over 30 years of experience behind it. with all the good years ahead, look for the experience and commitment to go the distance with you. call now to request your free decision guide. gregg: it is so on, the president and mitt romney hun h u.n. kering down to get ready as both sides say the media is on the side of the other guy. jenna: we will tell you where dangerous storms, even tornadoes could be on the way. the latest from the fox news extreme weather center. gregg: surprise, m
not listen to roberts on the healthcare case and roberts took it back and made it his own, we'll see if he keeps it the roberts court this term. >> eliot: editor of the new republic, thank you for your insights tonight. >> thank you. >> eliot: the mile high city of denver we'll preview the presidential debate, but as soon as we're off the air i'll participate in my own debate taking on glenn beck in the war of the words live from denver. you don't want to miss it. check out www.facebook.com/ www.facebook.com/current to find out where you can tune in. next, my take on the supreme court. that's ahead in my view. i don't after 18 years on death row for murder that he didn't commit. he joins us coming up. but right now let's check in with jennifer granholm in "the war room." what have you got for us tonight. >> jennifer: tonight we're going to do some myth busting or better put mitt busting romney claims the president will lie in the debates but we have done some fact checking. if there is anyone who has run fast and loose with the truth it's romney in the campaign. we'll get analysis and pre-
supplement insurance plan insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. go long. >> pelley: two american airlines 757s had to make emergency landings for an unusual reason: some of the seats came loose. it happened saturday on a flight from boston to miami when a row of seats separated from the epoor. this is the sound of the pilot talking to a dispatcher. >> pelley: well, it happened again today on a new york-to- >> pe miami flight. american has grounded eight more 757s so they can be inspected. the seating on those jets was reconfigured recently. ikea apologized today. the company sells furniture that requires assembly, but it left an important component out of its catalog distributed in saudi arabia-- women. images of women were digitally removed out of deference to the sensitivities of the strict remo muslim kingdom. women, you may remember, aren't even allowed to drive in saudi arabia. .e're not sure whether they're allowed to use wrenches. ikea now says it regrets removing women from the catalog. a high school senior has become an internet sensation and an inspiration. you'll meet
. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. and always have. so does aarp, an organization serving the needs of americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help cover some of the expenses medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to find out more, request your free decision guide. call or go online today. after all, when you're going the distance, it's nice to have the experience and commitment to go along with you. home arge gain. but >>> up and down day for wall street today. stocks started higher with news of home prices posting a large gain but have come down with materials and energy companies leading the decline down almost 70 at this hour. >>> many verizon customers noticed the iphone 5 was using up precious cell data even when it was connected to wi-fi. this pushed many other of their monthly limits long before they should have reached th
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in this country that when it comes to healthcare, more is better. you can't be too thin or too rich, and you can't get enough healthcare. fisher: we all come to a similar conclusion that about 30% of u.s. healthcare spending is devoted to unnecessary services, and that's, you know, $800 billion a year. you don't have a significant blockage. james: one person's waste is nearly always another person's income, and income turns into strong political defenses of areas that are classic waste. brownlee: we spend 2 1/2 times more per capita than the average western european country spends, but the part that i'm most worried about is the waste that actually hurts patients. hill: there's a lot of unnecessary treatment that people undergo. hoffman: i see it every day in real human beings who get enormous amounts of unnecessary testing and enormous amounts of unnecessary treatments, and then the irony, of course, is that when we look at the health olympics and how we come out in the world in terms of health outcomes, we end up doing terribly. you know, we're just below slovenia or next to costa rica. life i
are ineffectual policies like the president's healthcare law and stimulus packages, but the cost of those policies as compared to romney's own perscriptions that call for smaller less expensive government. for the president what he's going to try to do is say look, maybe things aren't so great but it is partly the fault of george w. bush and the republicans who were in office prior to the democrats taking control in 2009, so we need time to fix it, and by the way, the president will also say that he wants to increase taxes on people like mitt romney to help pay down some of that debt. >> reporter: we just put of that graphic there showing the $16 trillion of debt and there are so many digits it almost doesn't fit on the tv screen across the screen there, as you can see. but haven't americans in some way become number to astronomical numbers? how serious is this in. >> they have become number. is it the new normal this massive spilling of red ink but it raises three problems which i don't think the nation has got even to grips with yet. number one our economy is smaller than our debt. we look like
. everybody is ready, right? bill: part of president obama's healthcare law is quieting kicking in for millions of seniors. what happens if medicare patients need to go back to the hospital for care. martha: can a recent spike on these horrible attacks in afghanistan force our troops to get out of afghanistan earlier? we'll talk to jack keane about that. we'll be right back. martha: 20 people have been hurt in california after a truck slammed into an amtrak train. most of the injuries are said to be minor. >> the train started going down. the noise was extra loud. and smoke -- we thought it was smoke about it was dust. >> my mother called hysterically that the strain overturned. and my niece and her newborn baby are on that train. martha: police say it did occur at a crossing equipped with gates to stop traffic. bill: millions of americans can be affected by a little known piece of the president's healthcare law. hospitals face big fines if medicare patients have to be readmitted within 30 days. one in five medicare patients have to go back to the hospital for care. dr. siegel,
. healthcare bill remains exceedingly unpopular. college tuition is up. poverty has gone up. not a credible plan advanced by the current white house. they would rather as you said ignore it and hope they get through the election without having to answer a single thing. >> greg: it's a high school election. popularity contest. the media loves the quarterback. >> eric: can i make a quick point about the poll? >> dana: everybody loves the quarterback. >> eric: the big deal with obama with a big lead is it dampens the enthusiasm. republicans are going what is the point of voting? i'll stay away from this. they have it locked up. >> greg: or the reverse, making the lead look commanding that people won't go out and vote for obama. >> bob: you know something -- >> dana: you could say that. >> eric: you vote for the winner. people want to jump on the bandwagon. >> dana: not as much as the other way. >> bob: listen, they are going to poll ohio. it's a critical state. the fact is obama has a substantial lead in ohio. he does. you may not want to hear that -- >> eric: if you look at the poll, they pol
. who believe they're entitled to healthcare and food, to housing, to you name it. >> eliot: while mitt romney and his super pac allies have raised more money than the president and his allies, the margin is surprisingly small. according to the "washington post," the president has raised $779 million just $5 million less than the republicans. the democrats have spent more, $612 million. there is help on the way for the campaign. democratic super pacs have started to bring in large donations. politico is also reporting today that financier joe is giving a million dollars to priorities u.s.a. action, a super pac supporting the obama campaign. federal lecture laws give the white house an advantage in the spending wars. "the washington post" reports while the president's campaign controls most of his funds, much of romney's cash is actually being held by a g.o.p. committees and other interest groups because candidates enjoyed discounted rates for tv ads the post says, the white house was paying just $125 to run one ad in
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